November 2, 2012
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Generators, gas cans among hot items post-Sandy
| GOSHEN – Just about everywhere you might
look in the region, portable gas-powered generators are in short supply.
Many stores were sold out even before the hurricane struck. Those who were
lucky to find one and pay top dollar, have been using them this week as
some utilities have said it could take 10 days before they have their power
Gas cans are in equally high demand. A clerk in one Wallkill town store said on Thursday they received a shipment of two pallets of cans in the morning and they were all sold within one hour. A check of other stores later in the day found none.
Orange County Consumer Affairs Commissioner Charles Mitchell said those two items are the ones everyone in need would like to get their hands on.
“From what I am told shipments are coming in,” he said.”My best advice would be to call around to different stores that sell generators. If they don't have any, maybe they will put you on a waiting list.”
Stories were circulating on Thursday of generators being stolen from people's property and in one case, a generator was reported stolen from the back of a man's pickup truck as he went inside a gas station to pay for his fill up.
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